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of the united states, barack obama. [applause] >> all right. thank you, monica. >> thanks for everybody out there who cares deeply about this issue. monica's story is important because for all the day-to-day fights here in washington around the affordable care act, it's stories like hers why we took on this fight in the first place. for too long, working families were more vulnerable to the anxieties of today's economy than a broken health care system. we took up the fight because we believe that in america, nobody should have to worry about going broke just because somebody in their family or they got sick. we believe that nobody should have to choose between putting food on their kid's table or taking them to see a doctor. we believe we are a better country than a country where we allow every day 14,000 americans to lose their health care coverage or where tens of thousands of americans die because they didn't have health care or where oup -- out of pocket costs drove people into poverty. we thought we were better than that and that's why we took this on. [applause] and that's what has go
. obama. >> guest: where do you live? >> caller: georgia. >> host: have you been to warm springs, georgia. >> host: yes. >> guest: i'm impressed. >> host: thank you so much for the call. it was about the campaign. >> guest: she felt badly. people remember it. you know, he lost his voice at the very end of the campaign, and it was left to the first lady, another first, i think, to read the concession statement and telegram of congratulations that had been sent to president-elect carter. at the same time, you know, she wouldn't miss life in politics. he had promised her long before watergate that they were going to retire in 1976. once he concluded he would not be speaker of the house, she had exacted a promise that after 1976, they would leave washington, go back to grand rapids, practice law, had no money, make a little bit of money for the kids and so on, and intervening events played havoc with that, but they left washington to go to another destination. >> host: we talked about the struggles with alcohol when he was in the house of representatives. here's what she wrote about this in t
or back doors. thank you. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] up, the capitol christmas tree lighting and president obama's remarks on the health care law. >> as you walk in, there are tables with lots of pamphlets. they are all how the government is trying -- how your government is trying to take away your rights to own guns. those were the guys i wanted to talk to. they were the guys with the leaflets and the ideas. i said -- they said who are you. i said i am an academic and i am doing research on these organizations and ideas, trying to understand that the guys. i study men who believe this stuff. you lookedthem said at me suspiciously, asked me questions. here's my job. i want to understand how you guys see the world. i want to understand that your worldview. you will not convince me. i will not convince you. that is off the table. i want to understand why you think the way you do. >> downward mobility. "angry whitel on men." part of book tv this weekend on c-span 2. gatheredmembers tuesday for the annual c
. he had no enemies. he had -- he did not desire to cause division. barack obama is low. nelson mandela -- host: thank you for your calls. lots of reactions from the former president, george w. bush issuing a statement. -- president obama shortly after the announcement of nelson mandela's death spoke to reporters on his thoughts on the passing of nelson mandela. >> at his trial in 1964, nelson mandela close to statement saying i have fought against white domination. i have fought against black domination. ahave cherished the ideas of democratic and free society in which all persons live together with equal opportunities. it is an ideal which i will hope to live for and to achieve. if needs be, it is an idea for which i'm prepared to die. nelson mandela lived for that ideal, and made it real. be achieve more than could expected of any man. today he has gone home. we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. any of us will ever spend time with on this earth. no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. h
besides the other points of having peace in our country. so i have thanked both president obama and the authorities that have been supporting this peace process. the peace process needs support. there are enemies who don't want the process to have a good ending for various reasons. some people think that you are legitimizing the farc and my answer is if we don't sit down and speak with our enemy then how are we going to reach peace? if they think that we can kill the last of the guerrilla, it would take another 50 years in order to do that. so the way to end a conflict of this sort is by sitting down and negotiating a final agreement and that is what we have tried to do. some people are saying that we are giving in to the farc or we are giving in to castro or the chavez regime. this is nonsense. this is absolute nonsense. we have sought help from venezuela and cuba precisely because they have influence in farc and they have been held old and i thank them for their help. what we want is a very simple object it, all of us, to have peace in my country. we are not negotiating our po
establishes a fall back exchange, those credits are not available as the obama administration has acknowledged in regulation. >> thank you. i agree. professor rosenkranz. some defenders of the president's actions asserted that his actions were merely sten exercise of prosecuteorial discretion. >> there are many cases that are -- cases i agree with professor turley but some of these cases are not close. wholesale suspension of law is something else. that is what has happened under obamacare. case by case prosecuteorial discretion is another thing. a blanket policy will not apply to 1.8 million people is quite something different. this is a scale of decision aking that is not in prosecuteorial discretion. >> the president has take it a step further and given legal documents to people in that circumstance dieding to leave them there and not prosecute them and actually enable their violation of law giving them documents to help them evade the problems from living in a country they are not lawfully present. [inaudible] >> differences with the witness to his left and i would like to ask if he could
. and all people of africa. thank you very much.. thank you. president obama will likely travel to south africa for the funeral of south africa president nelson mandela, according to the white house. nelson mandela died thursday. he was 95. coming up on c-span2, a hearing on higher education affordability. then senate judiciary committee chairman talks about human rights. and later an update on veterans disability claims. >>> a house panel investigation cost of higher education and the use of pell grants. we'll hear from student financial aid and higher education officials. this education and work force training subcommittee hearing is two hours. [inaudible conversations] the subcommittee will come to order. good morning. thank you for joining us for our hearing on pell grant program. we have an excellent panel of witnesses here this morning. we look toward to their testimony. this hearing is the 11th in the series designed to gain a more complete understanding of the challenges facing post secondary students and institutions. the hearings held to inform the committee of policy changes t
and for your cooperation in this effort. thank you to all of our distinguished colleagues in the obama administration. you, the president named, we are grateful to you. i think -- i think the president for convening this remarkable group of leaders and activists on this challenging, monumental issue. the president's commitment and his follow through and his fundamental belief in the possibility of an aids free generation -- and the hard work of so many of you, have all combined to put that extraordinary goal with in our grasp. amazing as that may seem. i want to thank my colleagues, secretary kathleen sebelius for her tremendous leadership. hours distinguished leader of a id who is on the lines to make sure that this gets implemented. , who are sof you critical to bring us to where we are. i would like to remark that hiv -- it has seths the gold standard for the world. i am very proud of it. deborah and julia from the state department are here. they are leading our efforts to implement the blueprint and writing a brand-new chapter in the president's fight against aids. i also want to s
exchange, those credits are not available as the obama administration has acknowledged in regulation. >> thank you. i agree. professor rosenkranz. some defenders of the president's actions asserted that his actions were merely the phrase is mentioned several times. tax an exercise of prosecutorial discretion. is this correct or is there a fundamental difference between that and many of the president's unilateral actions? >> there are many cases that are cases i agree with professor turley but some of these cases are not close. prosecutorial discretion is one thing but wholesale suspension of law is something else. that is what has happened under obamacare. likewise in the immigration context. case by case prosecutorial discretion is one thing but a blanket policy that the immigration acts will not apply to 1.8 million people is quite something different. this is a scale of decision making that is not in traditional conception of prosecutorial discretion. >> in fact, the president has taken it a step further and given legal documents to people in that circumstance to leave them there
, john, for inviting me. thank you. [applause] >> south africa says president barack obama and the united nations secretary will be among the world leaders speaking at a mass memorial series for thousand mandela. expected to last about four hours for the stadium near johannesburg. we will cover the event live beginning 4:00 eastern tomorrow morning. >> i got upset with the press because they covered my mental health for the first few meetings i had. never showed up anymore and one day i was walking in the white house and met this woman who was one of the press people. nobody ever covers my meetings. she said, mrs. carter, mental health is just not a sexy issue. we toured the country, found out what was needed and developed legislation, and past of 1980al health system and it passed through congress he wasth before involuntarily retired from the white house. it was one of the greatest disappointments of my life. >> first lady rosalynn carter tonight at 9:00 eastern live on c-span and c-span three. there will be a 24% cut to medicare payments. on the other side of the capital, sensors are c
for republicans. barbara, you're on with scott wilson of "the washington post." good morning, guys. thank you for taking my call. i just want to say that i think obama's going to be the worst president we ever had. he is worthless. the affordable care act is a said.ike so many have as far as downsizing the military, its's one of the worst things we can do. high-ranking military fficial on the other day said so as much. homosexuals, or he's for abortion. and as far as iran, they're as liar as obama is. >> barbara from oklahoma this morning. downsizing of the military, sequestration cuts impact on. >> it was an economic message. talked about bending the cost curve, helping long term budget this country by bringing down the cost of medicare. then it became more of a about people in this very wealthy country deserve health insurance. be a right. the message is confusing for people. what is it about? about the economy? or about the morality of this country and the values of this country. problem with messages came to a head with do you want to keep your plan. you recall, he began that formulation
basis. >> well, i want to thank you all for coming, braving the weather. wish you all a happy holiday, and we'll see you in february. thank you. [applause] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> president obama and former presidents carter, bush and clinton along with other world leaders will be in south africa tomorrow for a memorial service for nelson mandela. that bins at 4 a.m. eastern time. earlier today british prime minister david cameron and members of the british house of commons paid tribute to nelson mandela. here's some of the prime minister's statement. >> mandela was the embodiment of that struggle. he did not see himself as a helpless victim of history, he wrote it. we must never forget the evil of apartheid and its effect on everyday life. separate benches, separate buses, separate schools, even separate pews in church. interracial relationships criminalized, past laws and banning orders, a whole language of segregation that expressed man's inhumanity to man. nelson mandela's struggle was made ever more vital by acts of extreme
oppose us and with cheerfulness. thank you again for your service and for your lessons. [applause] >> in the house judiciary committee looks at obama's use of executive power. live coverage begins at 10:00 a.m. eastern on c-span2. also, the education subcommittee examines college affordability and the pell grant program. line on c-span3. idea fornot get the s" series.ummie i had an idea to do a book about computers. i inspired myself to do that dealing with people in the magazine editing job i had. being on the radio and being in the public, talking to people about computers. people wanted to learn more but the material we had available at the time was not doing the job. we had begin her books on how to use computers, but they sucked. they were condescending, they were patronizing. the author was arrogant. you will never get this stuff anyway. hey, look at this. people did not want to know that. they wanted to use a computer. i originally planned to publish one book, even then there was reluctance he with the title when the owner found out they had "dos for dummies." he was like
system. thank you very much. [applause] >> remarks by president obama at the hanukkah reception. followed by the european debt crisis and other issues. house intelligence committee chairman mike rogers and congressman chris van hollen on iran andar deal with the civil war in syria. kentucky senator rand paul will be speaking at the detroit economic club friday to announce his new proposal on jobs and the economy. you can see it live starting at 12:35 eastern here on c-span. the alliance for health reform will host a discussion on how affectedcost will be by new hospital patient classifications. discussion that friday starting at 12:15 p.m. eastern on c-span 2. on c-span 3, former utah governor and presidential candidate jon huntsman and governor evan b ayh will talk about bipartisanship. >> things escalate so quickly. moment can seem so loving -- can turn and flip and be so out of control. this is one of those days and it with adam packing to leave. seeing a hidden handgun and saying, what is the deal? he said, i does want to sell it and make some money. on top of all the other pressures,
continues monday as we look at first lady rosalynn carter. jobs, thent obama on economy, and income inequality. posted by the center for american progress, this is a little less than an hour. [applause] x good morning. thank you for being here. i want to thank you. mayor gray is here as well as other mayors and i want to thank for joining us today. capre honored to do so as celebrates its 10th anniversary. that weud for old ideas have put together during the past decade. your idea to grow the economy from the middle out and expand health care and to improve our school. i am prouder still that behind all of these policies is a simple idea, expanding opportunity for all americans. we believe that nevada where you come from, we are all better off if we have the opportunity to succeed. it is at the heart of what we do every day. we have learned that expanding the middle class is the best way to grow and grow stronger. the idea that the principal is credited on is for policy. it has mattered so much in my own life. boston,p in a suburb of the child of parents who came from india decades
all? thank you for coming. shelling --to start telling grandchildren stories. he says great-grandchildren. we all think our grandchildren are great. to believe. good afternoon, everyone. yesterday, as you know, president obama made a call to act regarding income inequality in our nation, increasing the minimum wage, equal pay for women, and in the workplace, earl -- early childhood education and pre-k have been part of his proposal all along. i was excited to hear what he said echoed. when women succeed, america succeeds, and this is our agenda. income inequality, as he pointed eroding thely middle class, which is the backbone of our economy. earlier, a representative from kentucky talked about how it is the right thing to do to improve the health of thousands of his citizens over the next decade. he also talked about it from an economic and fiscal standpoint. 50 million dollars will be injected into kentucky's economy. it will bring $800 million to the state treasury, create 17,000 jobs and support their glad toso we were very hear what he had to say at the press event and
are moving beyond repealing obama care to finding common ground to make it work because it's the law of the land. thank you. >> thank you, ranking member. with that, without objection, this hearing is now adjourned. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] stanback good afternoon, everybody and welcome to the oversight committee subcommittee on assistance disabilities and affairs outcome can't order. for the past year, members of the subcommittee as well as full va initiatives on in order to fulfill the secondaries: disability benefits claims for 2015. vba implemented national initiatives within its regional offices, including challenging quality review teams come at those certification test them, simplified and fully developed claims. bba also rolled out technologies in the form of the veterans benefits management system and several other electronic projects as those two processing models for future again it might cross functional team. all along, dba indicated significant support and training from central office would be critical in this rollout. on top of the challenges
of health care. so it's great to know finally that we are moving beyond repealing obama care to finding common ground to make it work because it's the law of the land. thank you. >> thank you, ranking member. with that, without objection, this hearing is now adjourned. [inaudible conversations] >> it is time to ensure our collective bargaining laws so students have a level playing field to organize for a better deal for workers and wages for the battle class. [applause] is time to pass the paycheck fairness act. [applause] it is time to pass the employment nondiscrimination act so workers cannot be fired for who they are or what they love. [applause] and even though we bring manufacturing jobs back to america, we are creating more good paying jobs in business services and education and health care. we know that we will have greater portion of our people in the service sector. guido's that there are fast food workers, the airport to workers commanders is assistance cover retail sales to workfare tales of. [applause] and still living at or barely above poverty it is will pass the time to
. [applause] thank you, everybody. god bless you. god bless america. [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> house speaker john boehner criticized democrats and president obama yesterday for failing to pass legislation to create jobs and grow the economy. here is what he said on the house floor. the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. the speaker: mr. speaker, the american people work hard and they've got a right to expect their elected representatives to do the same. house republicans are listening. to date the house has passed nearly 150 bills this congress that the united states senate has failed to act on. many of them would help our economy and boost job creation. nearly 150 bills passed by this house yet to be acted on by the senate. these bills would do things like increase the supply of american energy and build the keystone pipeline, roll back red tape and unnecessary regulations, provide more flexibility to working families, reform and
to remain vigilant and responsive to identify best to a dynamic and changing financial system. thank you very much. [applause] >> on c-span tonight, president obama at the white house hanukkah reception. after that, the democratic steering committee overhearing expiring unemployment benefits. later, house majority leader cantor and hoyer on the u.n. legislative agenda. >> kentucky senator rand paul will be speaking at the detroit economic club friday to announce his new proposal on jobs and the economy. you can see a live starting at 12: 35 eastern here on c-span. and on c-span 3, former utah governor and presidential candidate jon huntsman and former indiana governor and senator evan bayh will talk about bipartisanship. live at 12: teen p.m. eastern. -- 12:15 p.m. eastern. >> things escalate so quickly. a moment that seemed so loving can just turn and flip and be so out of control. this is one of those days and it leavewith adam packing to and going through his things and finding a hidden handgun. he said i just want to take this and sell it if i want some money. on top of the other pre
important more you can help out in the regard the better. thank you. >> i would like -- former senator said tuesday that in order to get a buy in from republicans, president obama endorsed adopted health care model first proposed by the heritage foundation. the individual mandate. he spoke at the forum hosted by georgetown university. here is a little of what he said. i had many conversations with him and others over those early stages. i'll never forget as he was contemplating what model he would use, there was a lot of pressure in his party going back to this question about government to say you know what, what we ought to have is a single-payer system. medicare for all. that's what we need. medicare for all. a single-payer system like a lot other industrialized countries especially europe. you know what his answer was? i'm going take the heritage foundation proposal they came up with in 1993 and we'll use that as the model and we'll use that as the basis for legislation. because i want to see if we can find it bipartisan. they said, okay, we'll accept that. when you offer the exchange th
make, to strive for a future that is worthy of his sacrifice. for now, let's pause and give thanks for the fact that nelson , the man who took history in his hands and thence the arc of the moral universe towards justice. may god bless his memory and keep him at peace. president obama saying i am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from the life of nelson mandela. nelson mandela died today in south africa at 95. he spent 27 years in prison of a convicted i trees and by the white minority government, until the peaceful end of white rule in 1990. he was elected president in 1994. next up am a we will show you his inauguration speech from 1994. [applause] >> it is my great pleasure to announce the president of the south africa, mr. nelson mandela. [applause] >> your majesties, your royal highnesses, distinguished guests, comrades, and friends, today, all of us do, by our presence here, and by our celebrations in other parts of our country and the world confer glory and hope to newborn liberty. out of the experience of an extraordinary human disaster that lasted too long
by the pew charitable trust, secretary said the obama administration would press for more comprehensive global financial regulation in up coming g20 summit in australia. >> good morning everyone and thank you so much for joining us for this very special event. little housekeeping before i get started. please once secretary lew finish his remarks, stay seated. @&c"pe hosting this 76th secretary of the united states treasury jack lew. it has become a major influential voice on many of the toughest issues confronting society today. throughout 65 year history, pew has remain faithful to the guiding principle. tell the truth, and trust the people. be it healthcare, be it environment, economic mobility, pew has spoken truth to power to improve the lives of millions of people throughout the world. of course almost two years ago, pew along with the c.f.a. institute cofounded the council. which sought to give voice to the people's interest. i'm particularly pleased secretary lew will be speaking this morning on the importance of completing the financial reform. secretary lew came to the job as a
thank my colleagues for their leadership, and again, mr. levin, thank you. he's just totally relentless. totally. [ applause ] thank you, all, to our witnesses. [ applause ] rex coming up tonight house and the leader cantor treasury secretary jack lew. then remarks by obama at the white house holiday reception. >> friday on c-span, washington journal looks at the role of the institute of health. fauci followedy by eric green. later a look at the national institute of health. >> i am a combat vet. i served in the navy for seven years before i was retired. i crushed both of my hands and my to have them rebuild. life expectancy is down less than two years. my husband is my primary caregiver. i don't need anything from the v.a. anymore. my complicated claim took four i am heredjudicate. not to represent my issues. i am here to ensure everyone will understand that cases like my own are not isolated. i personally have dealt with 1000 cases of veterans and their spouses and children dealing with complex claims. weekend a hearing on dealing with processing and disability claims. on book tv, tak
is beginning. >> okay. thank you. i'm going to move ahead because i think, are you confident that the obama administration and congress can agree on defense cuts that do not impair significantly the ability of the united states to remain the world's dominant superpower? >> no. i, you know, i think that there is an outline of at least a small budget deal to be had when you talk to reasonable members of both parties in congress and there are still some who belong in those, that category, you can come up with some, some mechanisms for increasing revenue and some mechanisms for restraining the, reducing entitlement costs that could at least get us to a small budget deal for the next two to three years, with some relief for, you know, to avoid another round of sequestration and so forth. whether we can see our way through the political paralysis to get there is another question all together. i think that, so i am by nature an optimist. i want to believe rationality will prevail but so far it hasn't. time after time in, from the sequestration, the imposition of the sequestration to the recent shu
mr. rosenkranz. >> thank you very much. there was a comment about an op-ed i wrote in "the wall street journal" comparing lincoln blank suspension of cbss corpus with president obama blank suspension of obamacare. of course i agree with mr. lazarus. they are not the same as obamacare. but what is striking about the comparison is that president lincoln welcomed the involvement of congress. welcome to the congress to ratify what he had done to pass the statute justify eating. he was concerned that they had overstepped the constitutional authority and welcom welcomed cs ratification of its action. president obama by contrast actually threatened to veto the statute that would have ratified his action. in fact i think is a startling contrast i was trying to bring out in that op-ed. .. they have offered despite two years of people like me raising this issue with the irs is trying to do is illegal. they have yet to offer one shred of, when statutory provision or one shred of evidence that supports their claim that the statute authorizes tax credit through exchanges of established by th
the prospects in the world cup? >> well, i told president obama this morning that i wish our teams not meet in the first round because it would be very disrespectful to eliminate the u.s. soccer. [laughter] diplomatic, thank you. thank you, of course, for coming today, and i thank the national press club staff like the journalism institute for organizing the event. find more information about the national press club on our website at www.press.org, and please remain seated for the closing remarks in spanish by president santos. thank you. we are adjourned. >> thank you. >> thank you. [applause] >> i think our republican colleagues learned a less son when they shut down the government on october the 1st, and realized that the american people are not interested in that kind of political shenanigans because americans are affected, over 8,000 americans could not go to work of the republican shutdown of our government, and i believe we all saw the cost, over $20 billion in cost by having republicans decide they wanted to shut down the government. i certainly believe that everyone is taking the a
-- is an opportunity that we should grant them. all right? well, thank you very much. i enjoyed this. [applause] >> thank you so much. thank you, mr. president. you've been very generous. [applause] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> president obama has taken off for south afrika to attend a memorial service for nelson mandela. board w. bush is also a air force one. former president jimmy carter is planning to join the group in johannesburg. george h.w. bush is the only living president will not attend. his spokesman says he's no longer able to travel long distances. they will join dozens of other dignitaries and tens of thousands of mourners at the stadium. nelson mandela will be buried december 15 following a state funeral. back in house is session today. .hey will begin the day at noon legislative work will get here at 2:00. boats -- vote is scheduled today. today washington journal spoke with a capital reporter about what they are planning to work on this week. >> ian swanson, thank you for joining us. a number
the business meeting. we will absolutely conclude the business of the full form. thank you. [applause] >> folks, don't go away. please stay in your seats. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] present obama and ban ki-moon are among the speakers at a memorial in a soccer stadium honoring number south african president nelson mandela. minister david cameron gave a tribute to nelson mandela today. here is what he had to say. nelson mandela was the embodiment of that struggle. he did not see himself as a helpless the dem of history. he wrote it. t the evilver forge of apartheid. separate buses, separate andols, even separate pews church. interracial relationships criminalized. a whole language of segregation to express man's in eumenides demand. nelson mandela's struggle was made even more vital by acts of extreme brutality on the part of the south african authorities. his was a journey that spanned six decades from activism to nearly three decades of incarceration through to negotiations that led to the end of apartheid an
, joining us from bethesda, maryland. thank you for being with us on c-span. the foreign-policy initiative discusses secretary of state john kerry's tenure so far. and the overall foreign-policy challenges the foreign -- obama faces.tration lac and we will talk about supreme court judges. and genetically modified foods with new york university professor marian nussle. we will look for your reaction by phone, e-mail, and twitter. tonight, republican senator rand paul of kentucky speaking at the detroit economic club about jobs and the economy. former secretaries of state madeleine albright and hillary clinton come a remembering south african president nelson mandela. and a white house briefing with secretary jay carney. >> the book affairs events from washington, putting you in the room at congressional hearings, white house event, briefings, and conferences. and complete gavel-to-gavel coverage of the u.s. house. we are c-span, created by the cable tv industry and funded by your local cable or satellite provider. now you can watch us in hd. >> republican senator rand paul at the detroit ec
bethesda, maryland. thank you for being with us on c-span. the foreign-policy initiative discusses secretary of state john kerry's tenure so far. and the overall foreign-policy challenges the foreign -- obama faces.tration lac and we will talk about supreme court judges. and genetically modified foods with new york university professor marian nussle. we will look for your reaction by phone, e-mail, and twitter. tonight, republican senator rand paul of kentuckyak
and their families have received insurance cancellation notices. do you think medicare advantage maybe obama cares next victim? and if so, what might beneficiaries in pennsylvania expect over the coming years in terms of plan choices, costs, forgone benefit offerings and provider networks? >> thank you, mr. chairman. indeed, i am concerned about the future of medicare advantage. as i said in my opening statement. the work we've done on the implications of aca cuts, for example, in pennsylvania would suggest that in 2014 there would be an average loss of benefit, beneficiary of about $2200, that this is about a 19% reduction in those benefits. and that we would see a decline in -- about 113,000 pennsylvanians. those numbers for 2014 are of concern, but i am more troubled by the trajectory over the succeeding five years of the full cuts under the affordable care act as to whether medicare advantage will remain a viable option within the medicare program and deliver the comprehensive benefits. i just want to echo the statements that we heard in many of the opening remarks. the medicare population is
on c-span 2. -- part of book tv. jobsw president obama on and the income inequality. hosted by the center for american progress, this is a little less than our. -- an hour. [applause] good morning, good morning, everybody. thank you so much for being here. i want to thank you all for joining us. members of congress, members of the administration, mayor gray, as well as other mayors, and i want to thank the arc for hosting us. we are thrilled to have the president to discuss one of the greatest challenges of our times -- rising inequality. we are honored to do so as cap celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. i am proud of the many bold ideas we have had over the past decade, new ideas to grow the economy from the middle out, to expand health care to all americans, and to improve our schools. still thatuder behind all of these policies is a simple idea -- expanding opportunity for all americans. we believe that no matter where you come from, we are all better off if we have the opportunity to succeed. it is at the heart of what we do every day. we have learned that expandi
quorum. thank you. >> thank you. >> on the next washington ournal, robert zerotti discusses secretary of state john kerry's tenure so far. and the challenges the obama administration faces. after that, the center for public integrity. she talks about financial requirements for state supreme court judges. foods etically modified with marian nestle. look for your reaction by phone, e-mail, and twitter. washington journal, live every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> i am a combat vet. seven d in the navy for years before i was medically retired. i contracted a lung disease. i crushed both of my hands, parts of my hands and had to have my hands rebuilt. i'm 100% disabled. i can no longer work. my life expectancy is down to three years. is my primary care giver. i don't need anything from the v.a. longer. my complicated claim took four years to adjudicate, not once in i ever r years did present one single piece of new evidence. he entire claim was submitted fully developed in its entirety before i was even discharged from the navy. i'm here not to represent my claim or my issues. my
from north carolina. >> thank you mr. chairman and thank you to our panel for being here on this issue. serving the second district of north carolina i've been hearing in the since the rollout of obama care that my constituents who are losing their medicare advantage are very very concerned about this issue as you can imagine. and it's showing in north carolina that the cost of benefits for seniors for medicare advantage are over $2,000 per beneficiary. now that we're seing this play out the things i'm hearing from my constituents are that they are losing their access to care to their physicians, the cost is going up, and again, as you can imagine they are very, very concerned about this issue. to mr. holt again, who again is going to be most affected by these medicare advantage cuts? which sector of population of our seniors? because i keep hearing over and over again thates helping our chronically ill patients who have this coverage and this is a better plan for them. is that not who we're harming? >> this is a better plan for those with multiple chronic diseases who need coordinated
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